When we seek indefinite life, what is it that we are fundamentally seeking to preserve? I begin by observing that I perceive the world as myself – Gennady Stolyarov II – and not as any other person. That is,while I may be able to envision another person’s perspective, I cannot… Continue Reading
Freedom fironically found in flesh, not knowing whe’er I’m foul or fowl… tickly bound neath trickly form twisting and more unfresh as dawn upon dawn dies midst menstrual skyfire like blood made light - a mocking microcosm of my own transubstantiation from rotting viscera to lightstorm infinity?
Dead Immortalist Sequence - #1: Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
Kant is often misconstrued as advocating radical conformity, a common misconception drawn from his Categorical Imperative, which states that each should act as though the rules underlying his actions can be made a universal moral maxim. The extent of this universality, however, stops… Continue Reading
The video “How To Make A Cyborg” by Barret Biggers is a music video made for the song “Electronaut” by VNV Nation. Since this is fan-made, I highly doubt Mr. Biggers is going get sued by Ronan Harris for copyright infringement. But… Continue Reading
You are tired, anxious and stressed, and perhaps suffer from a mild headache. Instead of reaching for a pack from Boots, you put on a fashionable “smarthat” (a neat variation of an “electrocap” with a comfortable 10-20 scheme placement for both small electrodes and… Continue Reading
The television set materialised out of thin air, neatly filling the space that Adam had been staring at the moment before. He sat on the edge of his bed which doubled as his sofa when he did not need to sleep, and its sudden appearance made him HAPPY.
Going against GMOs because of one’s opinion regarding the corporation Monsanto, who produces the vast majority of transgenic seeds, is equivalent to saying that you’re against the sword because of your opinion on its wielder. No one really makes the latter argument, especially not those of the revolutionary left.… Continue Reading
Today we see corruption in positions of power all around us, in government, religion, and corporations. What has been done in our most recent history is splitting one section of society away, and then, an attempted form of resolution through the culture of consumerism.
Franco Cortese is one of Transhumanity.net’s contributing writers and daily editors. He thinks worldwide indefinite-longevity is a global moral imperative - that death is a sickness, and that the 100,000 lives lost to bitter finitude per day is an untenable cost if we have even a chance of ameliorating that fetid… Continue Reading
This is the final installment of my 9-part essay, summarizing the main differences of my approach to ending death – namely, the several postulated sources of subjective-continuity considered thus far, and the resultant NRU design-requirements which any approaches to cyber-immortality aiming to preserve our subjective-continuity throughout the procedure may need… Continue Reading
This is the 8th part of a 9-part essay describing my work on conceptual development of technological approaches to indefinite-longevity throughout 2006-2010 from ages 14-18. Part 1 is here, Part 2 is here, Part 3 is here, Part 4 is here